We speak to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) as he prepares to leave office after four years at the helm.
After surviving a violent crime, local victims and their families still face many challenges. Victims may not fully understand their rights in legal and criminal proceedings, or be aware of the resources available to them. In particular, when a perpetrator is a repeat offender, it can be devastating for their victims to know the criminal justice system has failed. We speak with an advocate from a victim services organization, as well as the mother of a murder victim about the aftermath of violent crime.
- Nikki Charles Co-Executive Director, Network for Victim Recovery of DC; @NVRDC
- Cynthia DeShola Dawkins Board Chair, Coalition of Concerned Mothers
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